The world of television brings life to characters we never knew we couldn’t be without. Characters who inspire us, make us laugh, make us unbelievably angry and of course make us cry.
We grow immensely attached to fictional characters for reasons we sometimes can’t explain and when they die or the show comes to an end we feel a void for quite some time, that is until we find another character to take their place.
With all of the innovative television shows out there today lets take a look at some of the characters we miss the most and why we are forced to live with this void in our lives since their absence.
WE MISS YOU
#1) Alaric Salzman (Matthew Davis), The Vampire Diaries - The Gilbert’s history teacher turned guardian, Alaric (Ric) Salzman was one of the CW hit series’ most beloved characters. He brought a sense of family to the crew and even found a way to tame his best vampire friend, Damon (Ian Somerhalder). Alaric met his demise twice in season 3 once when he was forced to turn into a vampire but refused to drink human blood to make the transition and then again when he turned into the ultimate vampire hunter. He was a witch induced vampire who’s life was linked to Elena Gilbert so when she drowned in the same river her parents died in, Alaric met his maker. He is one of those characters that we continue to miss and hope that since the show is about supernatural beings somehow he can return. We miss you Alaric!
Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver), Supernatural - Sam and Dean Winchester have died more than any other main characters on a television show before so their deaths, though traumatic, are never too emotional. However, we find ourselves becoming increasingly attached to the guest stars of the show and we fear for their ultimate demise more than we do our heroes. Once Bobby Singer was introduced fans grew so attached to him he became their surrogate television father and each week they feared for his life as demons, witches, vampires and other supernatural entities came after him. So in season 7 when the leader of the Leviathan’s, Dick Roman, put a bullet in Bobby’s head the world of Supernatural fans wept for days. He is, to this day, the most missed character from any of the CW’s hit shows. We miss you Bobby Singer!
Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Joey Tribiani (Matt LeBlanc), Monica Ghellear (Courtney Cox), Ross Ghellear (David Schwimmer), Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) and Pheobe Buffet (Lisa Kudrow), Friends - Okay so the gang didn’t meet their untimely demise in some crazy death scene but since Friends has gone off the air we are left with a major hole in our lives. Each week we lived in New York City with the gang and went on their comedic journey through life. We felt their pain during breakups and we even wept when Chandler proposed to Monica, or was it the other way around? They became our family and when the show went off the air 10 seasons after it first begun we still felt so unready to say goodbye. Perhaps one day there truly will be a reunion, if only for one episode. We miss you Friends gang!
Angel (David Boreanaz), Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Angel - So Boreanaz is still on television in his new series Bones, we still miss the mysterious and sexy vampire Angel. He swept us off our feet just as he did the girl chosen to slay creatures like him. Both shows the sexy character was a part of ultimately ended but we still cling to the days of Buffy and Angel’s epic love affair. We miss you Angel!
Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel), Gilmore Girls - The fast talking mother/daughter team of Lorelai and Rory brought us such joy week-to-week with their incredible bond, its hard to believe its been over 5 years since the show went off the air. Of course, the charm of the small town of Stars Hallow had a lot to do with our intense attachment to the Gilmore family. The show that brought mothers and daughters together each week remains in our hearts and in our wishful thinking of desiring a movie. We miss you Lorelai and Rory Gilmore and the rest of the Stars Hallow crew!